Mallard

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Mallard

1. (Science: zoology) a drake; the male of anas boschas.

2. (Science: zoology) a large wild duck (anas boschas) inhabiting both America and Europe. The domestic duck has descended from this species.

Synonym: greenhead.

Origin: f. Malari,fr. Male male _ -art =-ard. See male, and -ard.